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The autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) including Graves' disease (GD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) are inherited as complex traits. We initiated a whole genome linkage study of patients with AITD, in order to identify the susceptibility genes involved in their pathogenesis. We studied 39 patients affected with GD or HT and 68 related controls, who(More)
The mucopolysaccharidosis are hereditary diseases. The neurological attack constitutes the principal factor of gravity of these affections. We conducted a retrospective study over a period of 12 years (1988-1999) in the pediatric department of Sfax University Hospital. This study allowed us to observe 11 cases of mucopolysaccharidosis confirmed by an(More)
Mouth and dental examination is a systematic act in the etiologic follow up of an infectious endocarditis. Our study concerned 42 patients collected during 5 years period, starting july 1995 until July 2000, in the dental medical service of Hedi Chaker university hospital of Sfax oriented by the cardiovascular diseases service looking for a buccodental(More)
A number of nutritional strategies have been developed to optimize nutrient delivery prior to exercise. As a result, a number of pre-workout supplements have been developed to increase energy availability, promote vasodilation, and/or positively affect exercise capacity. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of ingesting a pre-workout(More)
Background A number of nutritional strategies have been developed to optimize nutrient delivery prior to exercise. As a result, a number of pre-workout supplements have been developed to increase energy availability, promote vasodilation, and/ or positively affect exercise capacity. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of ingesting a(More)
Perrault's syndrome is an autosomal recessive ovarian dysgenesis associated with sensorineural deafness. We report two cases in sisters issuing from consanguinous parents. Aged 16 and 21 years, both patients present the two cardinal symptoms of the syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging in the second sister showed high intensity signals in the periventricular(More)
Over the past twenty years or so since President Ronald W. Reagan’s, “Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986”, which gave amnesty to all illegal aliens who were illegally working in agriculture, our hospitals have become overcrowded, faced legal issues, and in most states have become almost defunct. As a result, 2.8 million illegal aliens were(More)
Strategic alliances tend to have difficulty weathering changes and frequently dissolve prematurely. This paper examines the factors that best predict alliance sustainment or dissolution following an alliance change. All Arizona high-tech, manufacturers with between ten and 100 employees were surveyed to test seven hypotheses derived from a theoretical model(More)
This paper examines the role of women as the perpetuators of domestic violence in Nigeria using the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) conducted in 2003. Results show that most of the independent variables tested were significantly correlated with attitudes to wife battering. Also, age and the person having the final say on a woman’s health care(More)